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Subject: [DNA] Re: GENEALOGY-DNA-D Digest V03 #445
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2003 21:01:24 EDT
In a message dated 7/5/03 7:04:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
, David Faux <> writes:
> You have to be speaking of Y-DNA (your paternal line) when you speak of
> locating "cousins" from specific geographical areas. This is only possible
> from the 25 (for example) markers on the Y chromosome that can be used to search
> for "cousins" with the same surname. Matches without the same surname are
> likely a coincidence
I must disagree with the last sentence, if you mean it to be a universal law!
Irish and probably other male-line clan-based societies have many surnames
descending from a common ancestor. The Eoghanachta of Munster and the UiNeill
of Ulster are cases in point.
My KEANE/KANE, etc. Surname Project at FTDNA lists many surnames
traditionally descended in direct male line from King Niall "of the Nine Hostages" (living
400 AD). Anyone in this category is urged to join my Project.
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